St. John's Development Regulations

Publication Date: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021

The St. John's Development Regulations set out standards and land-use zones for the City of St. John's. They implement the policies of the St. John's Municipal Plan. The Development Regulations regulate the use of all land and property in the City of St. John’s - both privately and publicly owned - including residential, commercial, industrial, open space, institutional, agricultural, and other land uses, and protect environmentally valuable areas, significant waterways and wetlands, flood-risk areas and heritage areas.

The current Development Regulations were approved by Council in 1994 under the authority of the Newfoundland and Labrador Urban and Rural Planning Act. They have been amended from time to time since then.

The Ministerial Development Regulations:
(required by the Province to form part of all development regulations)

The St. John's Development Regulations Appendices:
Development Regulations Appendices